After months and weeks of complete silence from Deshaun Watson on social media, he is slowly making his way back as the 2021 NFL season draws near.
The Houston Texans quarterback recently stepped out in public with his insanely hot girlfriend, Jilly Anais, to attend a friend’s wedding. Watson was all smiles as he jumped on the microphone and spoke about his close friend and even hit the dance floor.
Deshaun Watson’s plans for the 2021 NFL season are still up in the air. He doesn’t want to be on the Texans, but his legal issues have made it damn near impossible to move him as no team would be assured of his availability once the NFL started investigating him.
If Watson decides to opt out, he would be passing on his $10 million salary and push his current contract back a full season. Meaning, instead of the contract running out at the conclusion of the 2025 season, it would end at the conclusion of the 2026 season.
The 25-year-old can still take home $10 million in salary, and if he’s suspended or put on the Commissioner’s Exempt list, he will still be paid. If he opts out, he forfeits that money because it’s pushed on to the next season.